Saturday, October 09, 2010

PHILANTHROPY…A Big Word for Big Hearted People - Book Review

Philanthropy…A Big Word for Big-Hearted People highlights children’s charitable endeavors and provides a portion of proceeds to Blessings in a Backpack

Mother and daughter Jan and Rachel Helson know that kids with BIG HEARTS can make a BIG DIFFERENCE!

In their book PHILANTHROPY . . . A Big Word for Big-Hearted People, Jan and Rachel share inspiring real-life stories of young, Big-Hearted People (BHP), all of whom have done amazing philanthropic work. In this fun-filled and emotional exploration of the word "PHILANTHROPY" and the trail-blazing kids who bring the word to life, young readers are encouraged to make philanthropy a part of their lives at an early age. The message: It is never too soon to combine your talents and your compassion to become a philanthropist — and a BHP forever!

A quick note: A portion of the proceeds from each book purchase will go to support Blessings in a Backpack, an organization fighting child hunger and improving educational success. Blessings in a Backpack is a unique program designed for children of families that qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program. Blessings provides those children with food for the weekends, at home, transported in a reusable backpack. Jan and Rachel are committed to supporting this organization, and by buying this book you have joined other BHP in doing so as well. Thank you!

I don't think there's enough good things to say about this book, truly, as a mother I just cannot stress enough the wish that I have that every single child would get to read this book and understand what the word Philanthropy means.

It's written in a simple and easy way which makes it brilliant for kids to read on their own, but most of all, it's packed with colorful amazing pictures and the greatest message of all:  Giving back, helping other people.

In this day and age where so many seem to forget what is important, when so much in this world is about being selfish and only thinking of ourselves, it's great to have a book that can teach our children from a young age, all about thinking of others first and lending a helping hand.

Wish they would read this book in schools!

Loved it Loved it Loved it.  Again, can't say enough good things.

The book was provided by the wonderful folks at Butler Books, for review.  All opinions and thoughts are mine.

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